programme of Conferences and workshops
*This version of the programme may change
*This version of the programme may change
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10:30-12:40 The Blue economy in the EU Green Deal: financing the blue economic recovery
Starting up a Blue recovery of the economy demands also new blue finance solutions. This panel will dive into the new blue finance instruments that will come up with the EU Green Deal and also explore the blended and hybrid finance solutions that can be built with the private sector.
10:00 | Opening
10:45 | Keynote Speaker
11:20 | Round Table with the participation of:
12:30 | Institutional closure
Moderator: Ruben Eiras, Fórum Oceano
15:00-16:30 Towards a pact for skills in the maritime technology industry
This session will present how skill requirements in the blue economy will likely change in the future as a result of emerging trends such as digitalisation, the rising demand for more sustainable practices and the adoption of new technologies.
Framing the session, the Pact for skills of the European Skills Agenda will be presented as a new engagement model to encompass efforts from Industry, public and private employers, social partners, education and training providers and employment agencies.
The session will also showcase the outcomes and proposals of complementary projects focusing key sectors such as shipbuilding, blue renewable energy and maritime transport. It will launch a debate on the needs for reskilling and upskilling activities to move in a timely way towards a more efficient and sustainable future.
15:00 | Welcome words
15:05 | Opening address: “The pact for skills: a new engagement model”
15:15 | “MATES: A skills blueprint for shipbuilding and offshore renewable energy”
15:25 | “SkillSea: A skills strategy for the maritime transport industry”
15:35 | “Sherpa do Mar project: boosting entrepreneurship in the maritime”
15:45 | Break out session: setting priorities for a successful skilling strategy in the maritime industrial ecosystems: offshore renewable energy, shipbuilding, maritime transport
Facilitators: Carlos Maio, QSR Consulting, Lucía Fraga Lago, Amaya Soto Rey, Susana Bastón Meira, Technology Centre of the Sea – CETMAR Foundation, , Alco Weeke, STC Group, Kais Jacob Mohamed Falcon, Vigo University..
The groups will debate on the most relevant objectives that they consider that a pact for skills should achieve. Each breakout room will contextualize their debate on one of the three proposed sub-sectors:
16:20 | Presentation of break out session results and next steps
Facilitators: Carlos Maio, QSR Consulting, Lucía Fraga Lago, Amaya Soto Rey, Susana Bastón Meira, Technology Centre of the Sea – CETMAR Foundation, Alco Weeke, STC Group, Kais Jacob Mohamed Falcon, Vigo University.
16:30 | Closure
Moderator: Carlos Maio, QSR Consulting – Portugal
10:00-11:30 IN4.0 Connect and international best practices (Project IN4.0)
The aim of this workshop is to explore and validate the achievements of the IN 4.0 project regarding the exchange of cross-sectoral best practices. Examining (1) the knowledge transfer to boost marketing strategies and (2) business innovation production processes in shipbuilding companies will be disseminated. It will also present the IN4.0 Connect Digital Platform, a tool that seeks to match-make firms from the traditional Maritime Sector with digital IN 4.0 Technology specialists and help firms make business and research connections. The main objective is to promote cross-sector collaborations, connections and increase company synergies. Evidence-based case examples will be presented. The Intended outcome is promoting collaborations on a global scale to enhance the competitiveness of the companies in the naval sector and improve the digitalisation of our industry sectors.
10:00 | Institutional welcome by the IN 4.0 Project Lead Partner
10:05 | The IN 4.0 Project and workshop contextualisation
10:15 | “Cost savings and benefits of the adoption of industry 4.0 technologies for shipbuilding SMEs’ and International best practices identified in other sectors”
Christos Gkerekos, Phd., Knowledge Exchange Associate at the Faculty of Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engineering (NAOME), University of Strathclyde
Pablo Fidalgo, Project Manager, Galician Association of Metal Industries and Associated Technologies (ASIME)
Julio Simarro, Sales and Marketing Director
Olivier Preziosa, Technology Transfer Strategist, Technology Transfer Strategist
Ana Paul, Head of Technology Innovation
10:55 | Making the most of cross-sector connections: the IN 4.0 Connect platform
Yvonne O’Byrne/Jamie Meehan, Ph.D., Senior Researcher at the Department of Management & Enterprise, Cork Institute of Technology (CIT)
Darren Hayes and Patrick Grehan, partners and founders
11:15 | Round of questions and conclusions
11:25 | IN 4.0 Project upcoming activities for maritime companies
11:30 | Closing
Moderator: Frederico Ferreira, Fórum Oceano
11:30-13:00 Final event of KETmaritime project: Transfer of Key Enabling Technologies (KETs) to the Maritime Industries
After three years of the KETmaritime Project, where the main goal was to create and raise awareness about KETs and their real potential application in the maritime industry, it will be a pleasure to share with you the main outputs and our vision about KETs in the maritime sector beyond the project.
11:30 | Three Years of the Atlantic Area KETmaritime Project
11:45 | Current Pilots Deployment with SME in the KETmaritime Project
12:00 | Cases Studies and Future Opportunities for KETs in the Maritime Industry
12:15| Roadmap: KETs as Growth Enablers in the R&D Maritime Sector
12:30 | KETmaritime Legacy Beyond 2020
Moderator: Carla Domingues, Fórum Oceano
15:00-17:00 Research alliances in Ibero-America and their relevance for the international governance of marine ecosystems. Present and future of the INVIPESCA network
The conference is aimed to foster communication and interactions between European and Ibero-American marine research. It will address the opportunities for this cooperation within the EU RTD funding programmes as well as the role of INVIPESCA network on the promotion of sustainable fisheries in Iberian-American region; the challenges and opportunities for achieving ocean sustainable development goal and the relevance of exchanging scientific knowledge as a basis for sustainable use of fisheries ecosystems.
15:00 | Welcome
15:05| The experience of INLARVI (Interdisciplinary Network of Advanced Research for Marine Larviculture of Species with Complex Lifecycle) on international cooperation: Challenges in Research and Innovation in cooperation with European organizations 2020-2022
15:20 | Opportunities for Ibero-American organisations to participate in European RTD projects
15:35 | INVIPESCA network: vision and mission. Past, present and future of this network
15:50 | Challenges and possibilities for fisheries in Brazil
16:05 | V Sibecorp – Simposio Iberoamericano de Ecología Reproductiva, Reclutamiento y Pesquerías (2021) en Colombia
16:20 | Debate
15:00-17:00 WestMED Initiative – Priorities for next years
The Initiative for the Sustainable Development of the Blue Economy in WestMED, accordingly to the Framework for Action that complements the Communication (COM (2017) 183 final) follows three main goals:
– A safer and more secure maritime space;
– A smart and resilient blue economy;
– A better governance of the sea.
To support the implementation of the Initiative it was created an Assistance Mechanism composed by a Central Team (responsible by the global coordination) and 10 National hubs, one per country, that have the responsibility for the implementation of the Initiative in each country.
The webinar will present the main objectives of the Initiative for the next few years and it will be an opportunity to share some priorities and ideas on how to go forward to boost cooperation within the west area of Mediterranean.
15:30 | Session 1 – Opening
16:10 | Session 2 – Green Deal, Challenges for WestMED
Stephanie Vella, National Hub Malta
Mario Dogliani, CS Mare Foundation
Malouli Idrissi, National Hub Morocco
Michael Adams, Ocean Assets Institute
17:00 | Session 3 – Proposals to the design of new ideas and projects
Moderator: Rui Azevedo, Fórum Oceano
*to be confirmed
11-30-13:00 Demonstration of innovative technologies to the seafood industry under the Atlantic Area Project SAFER
Targeted for the seafood industry, this workshop will showcase the pilots implemented and tested during the Safer project on a limited number of companies, now ready to be extended and reach a wider target group of recipients.
The SAFER Project gathers 9 partners from 5 Atlantic Area Member States and aims to improve the innovation performance of the seafood sector, identified as high potential for the smart growth of the participant regions, by increasing technology adoption and transnational cooperation. Further information at http://saferatlantic.eu/
11:30 | Introduction to the session and to the Atlantic Area SAFER Project
11:40 | Flow-Manufacturing system
12:00 | Digital App for Oyster Harvesting Inspection
Oyster Farm Environmental Condition Monitoring
Digitising a Paper Based QA system in Salmon Processing
12:40 | Q&A session and final remarks
Moderator: Carla Domingues, Fórum Oceano
15:00-16:30 Atlantic Smart Ports Blue Acceleration Network: start-up a Blue recovery
Ports are the blue economy hubs where a new generation of startups can thrive, opening the possibility of the Atlantic of EU, EEA and Transatlantic areas turning out to be «Blue Silicon Valley» of a sustainable ocean economy. In this panel it will be presented the Atlantic Smart Ports Blue Acceleration Network.
AspBAN Consortium pitch
Debate – How Ports and Accelerators work together for creating a Smart Port Blue Economy Hub in the Atlantic:
Moderator: Ruben Eiras, Fórum Oceano
16:30-18:00 Workshop on cross-border cooperation
(the workshop will be held in Portuguese, Galician, and Spanish)
Business2Sea aims at strengthening the dynamics of strategic cooperation between all the marine economy stakeholders and cross-border cooperation is a powerful tool to achieve this. It focuses on specific aspects that share common characteristics at both sides of a given border. This event itself is indeed a successful experience in this regard as concerns to the organising team, and it is contributing to raise new cooperation initiatives between Portugal and Spain.
In addition, the European Grouping for Territorial Cooperation Galicia-North of Portugal (AECT-GNP) has been a key actor as a liaison since its creation in 2008, taking further the cooperation working group initiated in 1993. It has included in its agenda and grants support to Business2Sea.
This workshop focuses on the relevance of the marine economy within a context of cross-border cooperation between Portugal and Spain and how the available support instruments are contributing to materialise joint initiatives.
16:30 | The relevance of the marine dimension in the cross-border programming instruments of the Euro-region Galicia – North of Portugal (Joint Investment Plan – PIC, Cross-border RIS3)
16:45 | The European Grouping of Territorial Cooperation Galicia – North of Portugal: promoting cross-border cooperation in the blue economy of the Euroregion
17:00 | Proposal for the creation of a cross-border test site as a technological driver for the Euro-region Galicia-North of Portugal
17:15 | Caminha Oil spill Exercise: a successful experience of “cross-border” and “cross-programme” cooperation
17:30 | Open debate
*to be confirmed
10:00-11:30 Do not be a biopirate: the European Blue Biobank can help you use marine genetic resources legally (Project EBB)
Marine genetic resources have a wealth of potential benefits, however their utilization is subject to a restrictive normative framework (Nagoya protocol) still widely unknown. EBB supports users of marine resources to comply with that framework and in this workshop we will show how.
09:30 | The Nagoya protocol: an intricate legal solution for a number of laudable goals
10:00 | How to avoid being a biopirate: EBB project experience helping marine genetic resources users act legally
10:20 | Lessons learnt: Round table with users of marine genetic resources and interaction with the audience
Moderator: Belén Martín, University of Vigo
11:30-13:00 Fostering resilience to climate change in coastal areas: the MarRISK project experience along the coast of Galicia and North of Portugal (MarRISK project)
Since the set up of the RAIA observatory in 2009, operational oceanography in the Iberian Peninsula Atlantic Coast has became consolidated through the implementation of a cross-border observation and forecasting system.
The MarRISK project, co-funded under POCTEP programme, is an initiative arisen from this Oceanographic Observatory, aimed to assess the most relevant coastal risks associated with climate change. Now that it is coming to an end, partner organisations are sharing the achieved results, which are expected to help improving the adaptation and response capacity of coastal communites in the Galicia – North of Portugal Euroregion to face and mitigate such risks and their likely consequences.
11:30 | Introduction
11:35 | Observation as a pillar for resilience: from data to indicators
11:50 | Modelling for prediction. Future coastal conditions: changes in biogeochemical conditions
12:05 | New technologies as an opportunity to move forward: Effects of erosion
12:20 | Increasing resilience. Ports as case studies: the Port of A Coruña
12:35 | Debate
Moderator: Silvia Torres, CETMAR
15:00-16:30 Workshop projeto jUMP: Monitorização do ruído submarino em águas portuguesas
(This session will be held only in Portuguese as it addresses the Portuguese Stakeholders)
O evento tem por objetivo sensibilizar o público para a problemática do ruído subaquático e discutir os desafios envolvidos no cumprimento das diretrizes europeias.
15:00 | O Projeto jUMP
15:10 | Enquadramento legal
15:20 | A DQEM
15:30 | Tecnologias para monitorização de ruído subaquático
15:40 | Pausa
15:50 | Estado da arte nas águas continentais
16:00 | Utilização de modelos de propagação
16:10 | Debate
Moderador: Érica Cruz, WavEC
16:30-18:00 Round table “Knowledge transfer opportunities on macroalgae exploitation”
Integral alternative for macroalgae explotation in Galicia and Portugal – ALGALUP is a project that supports smart blue growth through cross-border cooperation. It aims at boosting research and innovation on macroalgae by strengthening links between research organisations and technological centres to share and improve knowledge on this resource and adapt it to the specific conditions in each area. Furthermore, the project will foster new initiatives for an efficient exploitation of macroalgae biomass.
Within this context, the ALGALUP consortium proposes a workshop aimed to gain a deeper understanding of some recent research results and to set up links that favour uptake of previous and upcoming research results. An experts’ panel will discuss on how to get the most of macroalgae exploitation.
16:30 | Introduction ALGALUP project: objectives and expected results
16:40 | Presentation on identified relevant results from other projects (5’ presentations):
17:10 | Achieving socioeconomic impact from European funded research through effective knowledge management and transfer
17:20 | Panel debate
Moderator: Jesús Troncoso, University of Vigo
10:00-12:30 The implementation of the EU Green Deal throughout the marine dimension of Horizon Europe
The EU Green Deal is the new growth strategy adopted by the European Commission at the end of 2019. The plan outlines the investments needed and the financing tools available to achieve the climate neutrality objective for 2050. Due to its cross-cutting nature, it is expected to influence any other European strategies, in particular the research and innovation (R&I) policy and, therefore, the design of the annual work programmes of Horizon Europe, its main financing instrument.
Since Horizon Europe constitutes an essential tool for the promotion of R&I throughout the marine scope, the debate will focus on how both of them interweave and interact, mainly through the Cluster 6 “Food, Bioeconomy, Natural resources, Agriculture and Environment”. Within this context, the new European Partnership “A climate neutral, sustainable and productive Blue Economy” will be highlighted as a relevant tool for aligning national, regional and EU R&I priorities and bringing together science, industry, governance and society to deliver knowledge and solutions to make ocean businesses sustainable.
10:00 | Opening
10:05 | Keynote Speaker
Towards a structured sea-basin research and innovation agenda in the European Union
10:45 | Debate with the participation of:
Moderator: Sheila Heymans, Executive Director of the European Marine Board.
12:00 | Institutional closure